Sunday, October 24, 2021

Native Marco Island wildlife

By Coastal Breeze News Staff

As seasonal visitors have begun to disappear, some of our native wild life is making an appearance:

Fluffy baby owls can be found peeking out of nests all over the island. As many as five to eight babies per nest have been spotted venturing out from their burrows recently to check their surroundings.

A rare rabbit sighting took place near San Marco Road in the vicinity of Schilling Jewelers.

A manatee was looking for fresh water off of a seawall near Winterberry Drive. Manatees have 24 to 32 molars located in the back of the mouth. The front molars are constantly worn down by the abrasive plant material they eat. As the teeth wear down, new molars grow in the back and move forward.

If you have a shot of local wildlife you want to share email val@coastalbreezenews.com

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